We promote increased academic and co-curricular opportunities at Sioux Valley Schools through an organized network of friends and alumni representing the Bruce, Sinai and Volga communities.


To Promote the growth of academics and co-curricular activities at Sioux Valley Schools

To Promote the growth of the member communities

To provide opportunities for friends and alumni of Sioux Valley to gather, network, and renew friendships



Sioux Valley Alumni & Friends Foundation is in the process of raising funds for academic, athletic and fine arts. The money raised through taxes provides funding for salaries, building maintenance and learning tools. Through our fund raising efforts, our goal is to provide additional educational opportunities. We are seeking the help of all alumni and friends of Sioux Valley Schools to raise funds for improvements at Sioux Valley Schools. Funds will be used for facility improvements, program enhancements, special class projects, and scholarships.

Our initial goal was to raise $300,000. We have surpassed that goal and have used the money to help fund the following projects: Wood floor for gymnasium, bleacher and baskets, locker room improvements, displays for class photos, band instrument lockers, wrestling mats, improved technology, and stage curtain and lighting. The current project Sioux Valley Alumni and Friends is currently working on is a new trophy case to be displayed in the new commons area.

Special donor levels are listed below. If you would like additional information before making your donation, we would encourage you to contact one of our foundation officers, John Heylens (605-627-9974), Donna Bolstad (605-695-6983) or Eric Benson (605-627-5108). Every dollar given will be used expressly for projects to the Sioux Valley School system.

Contribution Levels:

  • Friend – $500

  • Blue – $1,000

  • Gold – $2,500

  • Cossack – $5,000

  • Ivan – $10,000

  • Special Recognition – $20,000

Please step forward and contribute. All donations are tax deductible. Pledges and contributions can be forwarded to Sioux Valley Alumni & Friends, PO Box 261, Volga, SD 57071. Contact any of the officers for further information.


Names and current addresses for each class are being developed. We have many, but if you want to make sure we have your correct year of graduation and address, please email it to